Tag Archives: Students

Madeleine Debele: Art

Junior Madeleine Debele created the images below for her junior English class with Katherine Myers, during the class’s unit on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

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Anna Forslund: Writing

Freshman Anna Forslund enjoys writing on her own time, and in the poem below, titled “Love Story,” Forslund tells the story of her great grandma and grandpa’s love. Forslund adds more in the writer’s note below. “My great grandma died last year on Wednesday January 7th, 2015,” Forslund said. “She …

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Raye Ebensteiner: Writing

“In a Man’s World” Seated desks and fluorescent lights Executive meetings and jury duties Dark alleys in the night Girls don’t have cooties. Wage gap, endearing names, doing favors Cooking dinner, cleaning the kitchen, keeping him satisfied She and he, hands raise. The father calls on him, For the stronger, …

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Drew Cairns: Writing

“The Power of Music” – Drew Cairns Journey back with me through the past fifteen years. And while there may be pleasant thoughts and memories, there are still terrible instances that come to mind. The 9/11 attacks. The Boston Marathon bombing. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. And even just …

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Trust your gut and your parents’ intuition

First and Last : In the fifth installment,  parents of high school students help nurture their children’s individual identities “I want you to go with a leap of faith and try it,” Angie Askegaard told her son Lars one year ago. “Sometimes you have to trust your gut and your parents’ …

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Historical fiction connects the past and present

“Chamberlain closed his eyes and saw it again. It was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. No book or music would have that beauty. He did not understand it: a mile of men flowing slowly, steadily, inevitably up the long green ground, dying all the while, coming to …

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Sno Daze week begins with an american theme

Today was the beginning of the spirit week preceding the Sno Daze dance this coming Saturday. Last week the theme of the dance was announced as winter wonderland but, in the days leading up to the dance, students will have the chance to wear U.S.A. themed clothing, have a pajama …

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AP World History students watch Guns, Germs, and Steel

With the second week of second semester hitting the halfway point, students of all grades continue get back into the swing of things and slip back into a normal school routine. In particular, AP World History students are becoming familiar with a new way of testing in class. Unlike first …

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The start of finals week

Varying levels of stress and dread fill students, as the first day of finals week begins. Classes are attended, projects turned in and quizzes taken, all as students and teachers prepare for the three days of testing that will occur at the end of the week. Though there is much …

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Learning through experiences and memories of the elderly

“Just a few years ago…[my dad] came to my class and talked to my students. That was the first time I’d heard any of those stories [that he told],” remarked history teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum. “I just thought ‘Wow, what a resource’ and ‘What have I been doing all these …

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